Online Gerontology Programs

Hospitals, elder care centers, and social service departments need trained professionals to help work with the nation's elderly population. Training for these valued careers typically comes in the form of a gerontology degree or certificate programs. Graduates of gerontology programs can be found working in social and human services departments as counselors, social workers, or researchers.

Associate's degree programs are considered sufficient training for gerontology aides working in residential homes or hospitals. A bachelor's degree is appropriate for many entry level careers, and a master's degree and practitioner training should be completed for many research and clinical positions. Typical coursework in gerontology master's degree programs includes aging and human behavior, applied social gerontology, and programs and services.

Busy adults just like you choose to pursue their gerontology career training in online colleges and universities because of the convenience the schools offer. Many students choose to retain part- or full-time jobs while pursuing the education that will advance their careers.

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MPH@GW is the online Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

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Loyola University New Orleans Online

Take control of your future with education and innovation. Loyola University New Orleans offers three CCNE-accredited online nursing programs—RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP—as well as a variety of career concentrations so you can align your education to your professional interests.

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MPH@UNC is the online Master of Public Health (MPH) program from the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, which is ranked the No. 1 public school of public health and No. 2 school of public health on U.S. News’ list, most recently published in 2015. The program offers a Leadership in Practice concentration and can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. GRE, GMAT or MCAT scores are required.

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